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Valdosta National 2014
January 21 - February 8, 2014 (Tallahassee, FL)


VSU Fine Arts Gallery / Juried Show

The Valdosta National 2014, an all-media juried competition, featured paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and other mediums. Juror Carolyn Henne selected 59 works by 35 artists from 18 states. This was the first juried show to feature our film project, "The Doll." Photos from the exhibit were made available by the VSU Fine Arts Gallery online.
» Featured Work: The Doll, Act III (film)

 

ASL Juried Exhibition: Ephemeral
February 7 - February 11, 2014 (Tallahassee, FL)


621 Gallery / Juried Show

The annual juried show from the Art Students League at Florida State University is being held in the Annex of 621 Gallery for the February First Friday at Railroad Square Art Park. Railroad Square hosts one of the best free art events in Florida: the First Fridays Gallery Hop. Part art reception and part carnivale, visitors to the First Fridays event enjoy numerous art galleries, a vintage flea market, live music and dancing, food, and even circus acts. 621 Gallery is one of the premier art galleries in Railroad Square. Learn more about the Railroad Square Art Park: http://railroadsquare.com.
» Featured Works: PeaceKeeper (17"x17"), Galatea (17"x17"), and When You Tame a Thing (17"x17")

 

MANDEM Art Showcase: Emerging Artist Show
January 17 - 31, 2014 (Tallahassee, FL)


LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts / Solo Show

The Emerging Artist Show at LeMoyne featured a total of five artists in three galleries, with MANDEM showcasing in the main gallery. We debuted several brand-new works at this show, including new oil paintings and a mixed-media artist book. At the request of patrons visiting the show, MANDEM was also scheduled for a Gallery Talk at LeMoyne on Saturday, January 25th, to discuss the materials, methods, and mythology behind our transdigital artworks. Showing in the other galleries were Angela Mele, Dan Taylor, Brent Utley, and Karen Mercer. Visit the LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts for location and hours information.


Velocity
January 27-31, 2014 (Tallahassee, FL)


FSU Oglesby Union Gallery / Juried Group Show
This show is part of the upcoming TEDxFSU events at Florida State University. Curated by the TEDxFSU design chair, Marium Rana, Velocity features art from 10 Tallahassee-area artists.
» Featured Works: Bottles 1 (24"x16"), Bottles 2 (24"x16"), Allie's Battle (48"x27"), The Occupation of Metropolis (18"x24").

 

Postcards From the Edge
January 24-26, 2014 (New York, NY)


Luhring Augustine / Group Show
Hosted by the wonderful nonprofit Visual AIDS, this is the 16th annual Postcards From the Edge benefit exhibit, featuring over 1,500 works of postcard-sized art. "At Postcards From The Edge, you don't have to be rich to buy a work from a famous artist, you just need a good eye, because each piece is exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. With over 1500 works of art, everyone is bound to walk away with something they love!" Learn about the Postcards from the Edge benefit and the fantastic work being done by Visual AIDS.
» Featured Work: Medusa, Sunday 8 A.M.

 

Out of Pocket
October 25, 2013 - December 21, 2013 (Quincy, FL)

Gadsden Arts Center (Bates Permanent Collection Gallery) / Group Show
Showing in conjunction with the 25th Art in Gadsden exhibition, this show featured works created on a smaller scale (and affordably priced). The Out of Pocket show was in the second floor gallery of an awesome historical building. Learn more at http://gadsdenarts.org.
» Featured Works: Doll #1 (8"x10") and Doll #2 (8"x10")

 

Gaslight Industries Expo 2013
November 9-10, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center / Juried Group Show & Convention
The Gaslight Industries Expo is the first Steampunk convention to hit Tallahassee, FL. The expo will also featured artists, vendors, costumes, panels, and other Steampunk-themed awesomeness. Visit the GLI-Expo website to learn more.


Market District Mayhem
November 9, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center / Juried Group Show & Convention
This pop-up art gallery event featured dozens of works by regional artists. The goal of this event was to increase excitement and interest in art and artisan created works in local shopping areas by turning a vacant retail space into an art gallery.
» Featured Works: Bottle #1 and Bottle #2 (Metal print photographs)

 

Back of Beyond: baade/mandem/mazza
September 17 - November 5, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


City Hall Art Gallery / Three-Person Show

This show is getting a lot of press! The works of artists Carrie Ann Baade, Jim Mazza, and MANDEM will be on display for this show, which is being organized by the Council on Culture and Arts. "Artists continually look to push the boundaries of creativity and local artists, Carrie Ann Baade, MANDEM and James Mazza are no exception. Gleaning inspiration from subculture, personal experience, literature, mythology and art history, each has developed a style entirely their own. Working in a wide range of media, subject matter, and conceptual approaches, these artists highlight the fine line between weird and wonderful."


Weird and Wonderful: baade/mandem/mazza
September 23 - November 5, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Fermentation Lounge / Three-Person Show

As a companion show to "Back of Beyond," some of the more controvercial works of artists Carrie Ann Baade, Jim Mazza, and MANDEM were featured at Fermentation Lounge. The after party on October 18 was also be the book release party for the new book from Jeff Vandermeer, and the first public screening of all three acts of MANDEM's silent film, Doll.


CAB Inaugural Exhibition
October 24 - October 31, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


WMC at CAB / Juried Group Show
The inaugural exhibition at the new John R. Carnaghi Arts Building gallery featured selected works from Florida State University students and faculty. This show had an invitation-only opening to accompany the dedication ceremony for the building.
» Featured Works: Domestication (Mixed-media collage with encaustic)

 

FSU MFA Alum Photo Exhibition
August 1 - October 31, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


22nd Floor Capitol Gallery / Group Show
This photography exhibition is being curated by notable artist/photographer George Blakely. The Capitol Gallery is located on the 22nd Floor of the State Capitol Building. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. More information about an opening reception will be announced at a later time.
» Featured Works: Bottle #1 and Bottle #2 (Photographs)

 

Danse Macabre
October 1 - October 31, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


1020Art Gallery / Juried Group Show

This showcase features "the macabre, the strange, the unusual, and the beautifully grotesque" works of art -- a perfect show for MANDEM, and just in time for Halloween. Five of our works (never part of a Tallahassee-area exhibit before) will be included in this show. 1020Art represents local, regional, national and international artists, and they boast having one of the most extensive collections in the region. The main gallery is open Monday-Friday (9am-6pm) and Satuday (noon-6pm). Visit their website for location information and more details about their exhibits.
» Featured Works: Life/Support (20"x27"); EM3212 (8"x10"); EM4123 (8"x10"); EM121756 (8"x10"); and EN02317 (8"x10")

 

Fantasy to Fancy
October 17 - 19, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee (UUCT) / Group Show
This annual event (previously known as "Unique and Unusual") features artwork by friends, members, and affiliates of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee. For three days, the sanctuary is transformed into a public art gallery featuring a diverse collection of artworks and fine crafts. This show holds a special place in our hearts because, years ago, it was the first art show to feature work by MANDEM. Visit the UUCT website: http://www.uutallahassee.org.


DragonCon Art Show 2013
August 30 - September 2, 2013 (Atlanta, GA)


Grand Hall West of the Hyatt Regency / Juried Group Show
DragonCon is the largest science fiction, fantasy, and pop-culture convention of its type in the world, with an attendance of over 52,000 people. Competition to get into the art show is intense, and we are honored to be in attendance Labor Day Weekend, 2013. "Just Skin" won First Place for student entries, and we had standing-room-only attendance at our art talks/presentations. To learn more about Dragon*Con, visit their website.


Artists' League Annual Salon: To Collaborate or Not To Collaborate
June 14 - July 19, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Museum of Fine Arts / Juried Group Show
Two works by MANDEM were selected for this year's show. This year's exhibition was juried by Sandy Shaugnessy, Director of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs. (The theme was an interesting one for MANDEM since all of our works are collaborative, even though we rarely work with other artists.) The Museum of Fine Arts is located at the corner of West Tennessee and Copeland Streets. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts online for more information about exhibits, parking, and hours.
» Featured Works: Marooned (36"x36") and Herr Drosselmeyer's Doll (31"x41")

 

Kid Noir: A Joint Show that Doesn’t Act Its Age
July 5, 2013 - August 2, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Right On! Gallery / Solo Show
"MANDEM’s Angst-ridden photographs explore the gap between the adult world and the children who inhabit it. through taken exclusively from the angle of a child’s gaze, their subject is more the anxieties of adulthood. Two-year-old KITSUKO’s paintings embrace life with unmediated spontaneity. Though she prides herself on the very grown-up and serious act of using her mothers’ paints and brushes, the resulting images reveal a child’s sheer joy in texture and color." This show was the public debut of paintings by "The Littlest MANDEM," Kitsuko. Railroad Square Art Park hosts one of the best free art events in Florida: the First Fridays Gallery Hop. Part art reception and part carnivale, visitors to the First Fridays event enjoy numerous art galleries, a vintage flea market, live music and dancing, food, and even circus acts. Learn more about the Railroad Square Art Park: http://railroadsquare.com.


The Uncanny Forest: Act One (a fragment of Liminal Memory)
June 7, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Working Method Contemporary / Three-Person Show
MANDEM teamed up with artists Huisi He and Lourdes Jimenez for this First Friday event. Huisi and Lourdes hosted interactive art in the front room, while MANDEM converted the back room of the gallery into "The Uncanny Forest, Act One" - debuting some of MANDEM's sculptural and film work as part of a submersive installation experience. Visit the Working Method Contemporary gallery website here, or learn more about the Railroad Square Art Park: http://railroadsquare.com.


Pug Mahone's Art Exhibit
June 2, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Pug Mahone's Irish Pub and Grill / Group Show
This exhibit at Pug Mahone's Irish Pub exhibited work by Tallahassee artists -- sculpture, painting, chalks, digital, photography, and more. Pug Mahone's plans to host an art exhibit like this one every few months for artists and art lovers to socialize. You can visit the event page to learn more.


Westcott Galleries Project
August, 2012 - May, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Westcott Galleries at FSU / Juried Group Show
The first annual Westcott Galleries Project Exhibition featured selected works by faculty, alumni, and students of Florida State University as part of the university's new "Art on Campus" initiative. Lilian Garcia-Roig is Chair of the Art on Campus initiative and the Westcott Galleries Project. The James D. Westcott Building is a historic building on the FSU campus that houses the chief administrative offices. Our work was found on display in the provost's office.
» Featured Work: Marooned (36"x36")

 

Tallahassee TechExpo 2013: The Road Ahead
May 9, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Turnbull Conference Center / Technology Conference
MANDEM was invited to be a "TechTalk" speaker and exhibitor at this event, hosted by The Tallahassee Technology (TalTech) Alliance and the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). Speakers included educators and researchers from regional institutions, government officials, and administrators on current technology topics. We discussed our own Transdigital methods and trends in digital art today. Our presentation and transdigital artwork were definitely a hit at this event, where we received numerous invitations to come speak at future tech events and workshops. Learn more about the event: http://www.taltechexpo.com/techexpo.

 

Strozier Artbrary Spring Exhibit
February - May, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)

Robert Manning Strozier Library at FSU / Group Show
Each semester, a selection of artistic works by Florida State University students, faculty, and staff are selected to be publically displayed for patrons of Strozier Library to enjoy. The exhibit is open to members of the public. Learn more at the Strozier Library website: http://www.lib.fsu.edu.
» Featured Works: Notes from a Time Traveler's Journal (8 pieces, 9"x9" each)


COCA's Creative Tallahassee 2013
March 6 - April 29, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

City Hall Art Gallery / Juried Group Show
MANDEM's "Skin Horse" won Honorable Mention at this show! The Council on Culture & Arts hosts the annual Creative Tallahassee exhibition to highlight the work of both well-known and emerging regional artists. Competition was fierce, and MANDEM was honored to be among the 45 artists selected by the jury. This highly-anticipated annual juried exhibition is part of the City of Tallahassee's Art in Public Places program. Learn more about COCA and the City Hall Art Gallery: http://www.cocanet.org/city-hall.
» Featured Works: Skin Horse (25"x32") and Giving Ground (17"x33")

 

Pride in the Arts 2013
April 17, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Family Tree Community Resource Center / Group Show
This literary night and art show was part of Tallahassee PRIDEFEST 2013. MANDEM's work was prominently featured alongside other regional visual artists, while authors read excerpts from novels and selections of poetry. A special treat at this event for MANDEM fans was a special sneak-peek screening of our silent film "Doll" -- a project that has been in-the-works since 2008 and is finally nearing the end of post-production. Learn more about the annual PRIDEFEST event here.

 

Guerilla Art show
April 5, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


BFA Warehouse / Group Show
This art show, part of the First Fridays Gallery Hop at Railroad Square, was hosted by the FSU Art Students League. In addition to the displayed art, the event included live music, performance art, and body painters. Learn more about the Railroad Square Art Park: http://railroadsquare.com.
» Featured Works: DreamSeeker (17"x26") and Potnia Tauron (25"x32")

 

DigiTech Showcase
March 29, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


William Johnston Building at FSU / Juried Group Show
For this one day event, the William Johnston Building was "transformed into a technology playground featuring outstanding student work in applied digital innovation." As the 2012 winner of the Best in Show award (for the creative categories), this year MANDEM was displayed alongside other past recipients of this honor. Read about the arts at DigiTech, including MANDEM, in this news story. Learn more about DigiTech and browse other fantastic exhibits: http://www.digitech.fsu.edu.

 

Fluidity
February 1 - February 23, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Nan Boynton Memorial Gallery (621 Gallery) / Juried Group Show
Hosted by the Florida State University ASL, this "Fluidity" themed all-media juried exhibition was held inside the Nan Boynton Memorial Gallery, which is part of 621 Gallery (one of the premier galleries at Railroad Square Art Park). Learn more about the ASL of FSU: http://fsuasl.wordpress.com.
» Featured Work: Cthulhu Lies (17"x17")

 

Working Method Contemporary Goes to Fountain Art Fair: A Review Exhibition
February 15, 2013 (Tallahassee, FL)


Working Method Contemporary / Group Show (Retrospective of a Juried Event)
In December, 2012, the Working Method Contemporary Gallery was accepted to show at the Fountain Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach. This retrospective show, in Tallahassee, recreated those performances and exhibitions. Art, artifacts, and documentation from MANDEM's work at Fountain Art Fair -- which included performance, sculpture, and paintings -- were displayed. Learn more at http://fountainartfair.com and http://workingmethodcontemporary.com.

 

Southern Humanities Council Conference
January 31 - February 3, 2013 (Savannah, GA)


The Hilton Savannah Desoto / Academic Conference
The 2013 Southern Humanities Council Conference explored the theme of "Boundaries: Real and Imagined." MANDEM presented our transdigital artwork, which explores the boundaries between digital and physical paint mediums, and discussed the liminal subject matter of our art featuring characters of uncertain biological identity, blurring the lines between genders and between humans, animals, and machines. (Maize also bpresented her academic work on animal imagery in Ovid’s Amores and Ars Amatoria.) The Southern Humanities Council encourages interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary discussions across a range of themes and topics relevant to contemporary issues. Learn more about this conference at http://southernhumanities.ning.com.


Valdosta National 2013
January 14 - February 1, 2013 (Valdosta, GA)


VSU Fine Arts Gallery / Juried Show
This is an all-media juried national competition. This year's juror was Margaret Morrison from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the Universiry of Georgia. We have gotten some fancy press coverage for being accepted into this show. Visit http://ww2.valdosta.edu/art/gallery.shtml to learn more.
» Featured Work: Marooned (36"x36")

 

Postcards From the Edge
January 25-27, 2013 (New York, NY)


Sikkema Jenkins & Co. / Group Show
Hosted by the wonderful nonprofit Visual AIDS, this is the 15th annual Postcards From the Edge benefit exhibit. Last year, it raised over $82,200. Over 1,100 art patrons visited the show and over 1,450 postcard-sized works of art were purchased. A unique feature of this show is that artists are not allowed to sign the front of the work, so while a complete list of participating artists is made available to all visitors, there's a gambling element for art collectors who may be paying $75 for a postcard by an extremely well-known artist... or for a postcard by a completely unknown artist. Learn about the Postcards from the Edge benefit and the fantastic work being done by Visual AIDS: http://www.visualaids.org/events/detail/postcards-from-the-edge-2013.
» Featured Works: Human Monstrosities (selection from the series)

 

Cyborgs and Posthuman Culture
January 2-31, 2013 (Kamloops, British Columbia)

Arnica Artist Run Centre / Group Show
Organized by Marnie Blair, an artist living with Long QT Syndrome, this exhibit deals with how cyborgs are portrayed in pop culture and the current state of human-technology symbiosis. The exhibit started at a gallery in Kamloops, British Columbia, but plans are also in the works for it tour other cities. Stay tuned for more information about other dates and locations. Visit the gallery's website at http://www.arnica.ca/ and Marnie Blair's website at http://mailrat.blogspot.com/.
» Featured Works: Human Monstrosities (selections from the series)

 

Out of Pocket
November 16, 2012 - January 26, 2013 (Quincy, FL)

Gadsden Arts Center / Group Show
Showing in conjunction with the 24th Art in Gadsden exhibition, this show featured works created on a smaller scale (and affordably priced). The Out of Pocket show was in the second floor gallery of an awesome historical building. Learn more at http://gadsdenarts.org.
» Featured Works: Rations 1 and Rations 2 (4"x6", mounted on 8"x8")

 

Pathology
December 8, 2012 (Miami, FL)

Fountain Art Fair / Juried Group Show
MANDEM had the opportunity to show work twice, as part of Working Method Contemporary's exhibition, at the critically accalimed Fountain Art Fair in Miami (during Art Basel). Pathology was a combination of displayed work (including the Gift series) and interactive performance art ("Gaslight") with numerous hand-crafted props. We were joined by artists Victoria He and Chelsea Sams.


Hard-Wet
December 7, 2012 (Miami, FL)

Fountain Art Fair / Juried Group Show
MANDEM had the opportunity to show work twice, as part of Working Method Contemporary's exhibition, at Fountain Art Fair in Miami (during Art Basel). Hard-Wet featured (unsettling) sculpture, installation, and canvas works by Brandon Hicks, Tenee Hart, and MANDEM. Working Method Contemporary enjoyed some high profile press from this event.


Oráculo (Oracle)
December, 2012 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Buenos Aires / Group Show
Exploring the theme of "Oracle," this group show is being organized by artist Patricia Gayone in Buenos Aires, Argentina. All featured works are 13cm x 18cm. In anticipation of the exhibit in December (details forthcoming), a blog is being kept featuring the works submitted by artists from around the world: http://oraculo-arte-correo.blogspot.com.
» Featured Work: Her Brother's Keeper: Potnia Tauron (special edition)


12-12-12: The End of the World Project
December, 2012 (Tamworth, NH)

Tamworth / Group Show
Rumor has it that the world will end this year, and this art show has been organized to celebrate this auspicious event with works from artists around the world. To learn more about the work in progress and the final exhibition of art, visit http://12-12-12theendoftheworldproject.blogspot.com.
» Featured Work: Perimeter Guard (special edition)


Strozier Artbrary Fall Exhibit
September - December, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Robert Manning Strozier Library at FSU / Group Show
Each semester, a selection of artistic works by Florida State University students, faculty, and staff are selected to be publically displayed for patrons of Strozier Library to enjoy. The exhibit is open to members of the public. Learn more at the Strozier Library website: http://www.lib.fsu.edu.
» Featured Works: The Occupation of Metropolis (18"x24") and Cthulhu Lies (17"x17")


Lullaby
October 28, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

SMALLS Gallery / Performance & Installation
This was an invitation-only gallery event. MANDEM's work Lullaby integrated installation, sculpture, and performance to discuss issues of pregnancy loss and infant mortality. Look for reprises of this work in the future.


Five by Five Art Exhibition
October 19, 2012 (Tampa, FL)

Tampa Museum of Art / Group Show
The FIVE by FIVE event was created by the Arts Council of Hillsborough County’s Artists Advisory Committee and is hosted by the Tampa Museum of Art as part of their 2012 Art After Dark series. FIVE by FIVE features an anonymous art exhibition (the artwork is signed on the back and the artist’s name is revealed upon purchase). 100% of the proceeds from artwork sales at this event fund artist grants and workshops. Visit their website: http://fivebyfivetampabay.com.
» Featured Work: Cthulhu Lies (special edition)


Fantasy to Fancy
October 18 - 20, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee (UUCT) / Group Show
This annual event (previously known as "Unique and Unusual") features artwork by friends, members, and affiliates of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee. For three days, the sanctuary is transformed into a public art gallery featuring a diverse collection of artworks and fine crafts. This show holds a special place in our hearts because, years ago, it was the first art show to feature work by MANDEM. Visit the UUCT website: http://www.uutallahassee.org.


Tarot Passport
October 5, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Railroad Square Art Park / Performance Art
This performance art experience was organized by artist Carrie Ann Baade. The major arcana of the traditional Tarot deck cards were brought to life by numerous performers during the Railroad Square First Friday gallery hop event. This event was the debut public art performance by "the littlest MANDEM" (18-month-old Kitsuko) as The Sun. Her MANDEM-conceived costume had garments crafted by Justine M Dalke.


First Friday Exhibit at Working Method
October 5, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Working Method Contemporary Gallery / Group Show
The Working Method Contemporary is an art space located within the Railroad Square Art Park. Railroad Square hosts one of the best free art events in Florida: the First Fridays Gallery Hop. Part art reception and part carnivale, visitors to the First Fridays event enjoy numerous art galleries, a vintage flea market, live music and dancing, food, and even circus acts. We made special-edition "resin prints" of some of our work for this event. Learn more about the Railroad Square Art Park: http://railroadsquare.com. Visit Working Method Contemporary's website: http://workingmethodcontemporary.com.
» Featured Works: Marooned (special edition) and Cthulhu Lies (special edition)


MANDEM at Fermentation Lounge
August 31 - September 30, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Fermentation Lounge / Solo Show
This MANDEM solo show features dozens of pieces, including several brand-new works! Our art will be on display throughout September at Fermentation Lounge, which is set in the heart of the All Saints Arts District of Tallahassee, FL. Visit their website: http://www.fermentationlounge.com.


Getting to Know You... A Salon Show
September, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Working Method Contemporary Gallery / Group Show
The Working Method Contemporary is an art space located within the Railroad Square Art Park. Railroad Square hosts one of the best free art events in Florida: the First Fridays Gallery Hop. Part art reception and part carnivale, visitors to the First Fridays event enjoy numerous art galleries, a vintage flea market, live music and dancing, food, and even circus acts. Throughout the month of September, some of MANDEM's work will be on display at Working Method Contemporary. Learn more about the Railroad Square Art Park: http://railroadsquare.com. Visit Working Method Contemporary's website: http://workingmethodcontemporary.com.
» Featured Work: Herr Drosselmeyer's Doll (22"x28") and Mount Tabor Rd. (sculpture)


Art to Remember Benefit Exhibit
September 29 - 30, 2012 (Elliot Lake, Ontario)

Laurentian Lodge/ Group Show
The fourth annual Art Among Friends event at the Laurentian Lodge on Flack Lake in Ontario will be featuring a special Alzheimer's awareness exhibit, organized by 7th Grade student Jessica Brann. Visit the Art Among Friends website: http://www.artamongfriends.ca.
» Featured Work: Pharmakos (special edition)

 

Strozier Artbrary Summer Exhibit
June - August, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)


Robert Manning Strozier Library at FSU / Group Show
Each semester, a selection of artistic works by Florida State University students, faculty, and staff are selected to be publically displayed for patrons of Strozier Library to enjoy.The Summer Artbrary Exhibit opens in June and will be on display until the end of the Summer semester in August. The exhibit is open to members of the public 9am-8pm (with photo ID to enter); FSU students and staff can access the exhibit any time the library is open. For information about location and hours, visit the library's website: http://www.lib.fsu.edu. For Artbrary information: http://guides.lib.fsu.edu/content.php?pid=329257&sid=2693415.
» Featured Works: Pharmakos (17"x17"), Iatrogenesis (17"x17"), and Mustang (17"x24"), parts of the GIFT series.

 
Collage
June-August, 2012 (Joliette, Quebec)

Musée d'art deJoliette/ Group Show
Some historians attribute the authorship of the first collage to Pablo Picasso in 1912. To celebrate the centennial birthday of this technique, the Musée d'art deJoliette (Quebec) is hosting this art show. MANDEM is participating in the portion of this show being housed in the Education Department. Visit http://www.museejoliette.org or http://www.museejoliette-artpostal.tumblr.com to learn more.
» Featured Work: Buffalo Evening News - August 7, 1945

 

Resolution 2012 - Exotic Visuals of the End Times
Summer, 2012 (Whitesburg, KY)

The Underground Gallery / Group Show
Curated by Chris Day, a student of the South East Kentucky Correspondence School of Art, this show features artist interpretations of the themes of "Resolutions" and "The Beginning of the End" in small format (8"x10" or smaller). There will be an online exhibition, in addition to the physical exhibition at The Underground Gallery, during the Summer, 2012. For more information, please visit http://chrisdayart.com/SEKYCORRESPONDENCESCHOOLOFART.aspx (note: the website was down for maintenance last time we checked).
» Featured Works: DreamSeeker and PeaceKeeper (special editions)


A Little Bit O This & That Art Show
July 6-22, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Renditions, An Art Space / Juried Group Show
Railroad Square Art Park hosts one of the best free art events in Florida: the First Fridays Gallery Hop. Part art reception and part carnivale, visitors to the First Fridays event enjoy numerous art galleries, a vintage flea market, live music and dancing, food, and even circus acts. This show opens at Renditions for the July First Friday event and will be viewable until the 22nd. Visit the Renditions website: http://www.renditionsart.org.
» Featured Works: DreamSeeker (17"x16"), Endzeit (diptych: 17"x8" top, 17"x17" bottom )


Artists' League Summer Annual Exhibit
June 8 - July 6, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) / Juried Group Show
The Artists' League is comprised of regional artists who work out of studios, teach at institutions, or serve in other museums in Leon and surrounding counties. Each summer the Museum showcases their work in the Artists' League Summer Annual Salon. This year's exhibition Juror was Aja Roache, Director, Foster Tanner Art Gallery, FAMU. Visit MoFA's website: http://mofa.cvatd.fsu.edu.
» Featured Work: Giving Ground (17"x33"), part of the GIFT series.


Celebration of the Skull
June 4, 2012 (Philadelphia, PA)

Mütter Museum / Group Show
The second annual Skull Appreciation Day was held on June 4, 2012 at the Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The Celebration of the Skull exhibit, a part of the Skull Appreciation Day events, was curated by Anna Dhody and featured skull-themed artwork by a variety of artists. Visit http://Skullappreciationdaymailart.blogspot.com to learn more, or go here to see a scan of our work from this event.
» Featured Work: Pitbull Skull from Marianna, FL (an original mische painting created for this event)

 

Art You Kidding?!?
June, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Right On! Gallery / Group Show
Railroad Square Art Park hosts one of the best free art events in Florida: the First Fridays Gallery Hop. Part art reception and part carnivale, visitors to the First Fridays event enjoy numerous art galleries, a vintage flea market, live music and dancing, food, and even circus acts. The Art You Kidding?!? show at Right On! Gallery in Railroad Square, featuring a selection of MANDEM's work, opened on June 1, 2012 for the June First Fridays event. Learn more about the Railroad Square Art Park: http://railroadsquare.com.

 

COCA's Creative Tallahassee 2012
March 14 - May 14, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

City Hall Art Gallery / Juried Group Show
The Council on Culture & Arts hosts the annual Creative Tallahassee exhibition to highlight the work of both well-known and emerging regional artists. Competition was fierce in 2012, and MANDEM was honored to be among the 45 artists selected by the jury. This highly-anticipated annual juried exhibition is part of the City of Tallahassee's Art in Public Places program. Learn more about COCA and the City Hall Art Gallery: http://www.cocanet.org/city-hall.
» Featured Work: Marooned (36"x36")

 

First Fridays Opening at Right On! Gallery
May, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Right On! Gallery / Group Show
Railroad Square Art Park hosts one of the best free art events in Florida: the First Fridays Gallery Hop. Part art reception and part carnivale, visitors to the First Fridays event enjoy numerous art galleries, a vintage flea market, live music and dancing, food, and even circus acts. Throughout the month of May, a selection of MANDEM's work was featured at Right On! Gallery. Learn more about the Railroad Square Art Park: http://railroadsquare.com.

 

COE Artbrary Spring Exhibit
February - April, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

College of Engineering Library / Group Show
Following the success of the Strozier Artbrary, the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering decided to open a satellite Artbrary in their own Engineering Library. A selection of MANDEM works were among the pieces displayed. Visit the COE Library's website: http://www.eng.fsu.edu/library.

 

Strozier Artbrary Spring Exhibit
February - April, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Robert Manning Strozier Library at FSU / Group Show
Each semester, a selection of artistic works by Florida State University students, faculty, and staff are selected to be publically displayed for patrons of Strozier Library to enjoy. The exhibit is open to members of the public. Learn more at the Strozier Library website: http://www.lib.fsu.edu.
» Featured Works: DreamSeeker (17"x26"), Ethernaut (24"x24"), and The Good Ship Aether (17"x27")

 

The Tits, Round Two
April 20, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)


Jet Set Lounge & Gallery / Group Show
Hosted by the Art Student League (ASL) of Florida State University, this end-of-the-year show featured some of the best works by ASL members in a setting with live music and short films. Learn more about the ASL of FSU: http://fsuasl.wordpress.com.
» Featured Work: Allie's Battle (48"x27")

 

Bauhaus Art Exhibit
April 6-8, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)


FreeCon 8 / Juried Group Show
The 8th Annual FreeCon convention, held on the Florida State University campus, featured an "Artist Alley" with a variety of jury-selected artists and crafts vendors from around the country. MANDEM had a blast at this event and we've already signed up to be considered for next year's Bauhaus Art Exhibit. By the way, this convention is called FreeCon because it's FREE! http://tallahasseeanime.com/freecon/artistalley.html

 

Super-Friends Exhibit
April, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)

Right On! Gallery / Group Show
Railroad Square Art Park hosts one of the best free art events in Florida: the First Fridays Gallery Hop. Part art reception and part carnivale, visitors to the First Fridays event enjoy numerous art galleries, a vintage flea market, live music and dancing, food, and even circus acts. MANDEM's work was featured in the Superfriends exhibit during the month of April. Learn more about the Railroad Square Art Park: http://railroadsquare.com.

 

Women's Empowerment
March 26-31, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)


Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) Gallery / Juried Group Show
The Omega Phi Beta Sorority (Florida State University) hosted an art exhibit as part of their week of events concentrating on women's empowerment. The works were selected by a jury of representatives from the CMA Gallery and were on display at the center during the last week of March. Learn more about the Center for Multicultural Affairs: http://cma.fsu.edu.
» Featured Works: Iatrogenesis (17"x17") and Herr Drosselmeyer's Doll (31"x41")

 

DigiTech Showcase
March 30, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)


William Johnston Building at FSU / Juried Group Show
For this one day event, the William Johnston Building was "transformed into a technology playground featuring outstanding student work in applied digital innovation." MANDEM's transdigital paintings were given a display space of over 30 feet and we took home the Best in Show: Expression award. Visit our online exhibit: http://www.digitech.fsu.edu/x/2012/246. Learn more about DigiTech and browse other fantastic exhibits: http://www.digitech.fsu.edu.
» Winner: Best in Show (Expression)


The Awesome Artists of Levy Park
March, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)


Right On! Gallery / Group Show
Railroad Square Art Park hosts one of the best free art events in Florida: the First Fridays Gallery Hop. Part art reception and part carnivale, visitors to the First Fridays event enjoy numerous art galleries, a vintage flea market, live music and dancing, food, and even circus acts. This show was the grand opening of Right On! Gallery in Railroad Square, and it featured work by artists from the Levy Park neighborhood of Tallahassee -- a neighborhood that's rich in artists, musicians, and other creative people, including MANDEM. Learn more about the Railroad Square Art Park: http://railroadsquare.com.

 

Metamorphosis
March 2-31, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)


Nan Boynton Memorial Gallery (621 Gallery) / Group Show
Hosted by the Art Student League (ASL) of Florida State University, this metamorphosis-themed exhibit was held inside the Nan Boynton Memorial Gallery, which is part of 621 Gallery (one of the premier galleries at Railroad Square Art Park). Learn more about the ASL of FSU: http://fsuasl.wordpress.com.
» Featured Works: Giving Ground (17"x33") and Mustang (17"x24"), parts of the GIFT series.

 

MANDEM: Mythpunk Art Noir
February 10-26, 2012 (Tallahassee, FL)


Oglesby Gallery / Solo Show
Featuring 40 pieces of work by MANDEM, this was our first solo exhibit. We spent months in a frenzy preparing for this event and it was an incredible, exhilarating experience. We're pleased to offer a photo tour of our Oglesby Gallery show. Learn more about the beautiful Oglesby Gallery: http://union.fsu.edu/gallery.

 

SMART: The Sussex Mail Art Project
February 4 - March 15, 2012 (Sussex, New Brunswick)


Sussex Artists' Co-op Gallery / Group Show
This mail art project was hosted by the Sussex Artists' Co-op. Artists from around the world mailed in 4"x6" or 5"x7" works of art. Since the work was mailed as-is, not put in an envelope, the postmarks and wear-and-tear from shipping became part of the artwork itself. Learn more about the Sussex Artists' Co-op: http://sussexartistsco-op.blogspot.com.
» Featured Works: Beast Dancer and Wallflower (special editions)

 

Colorado Mesa University's Legacy Exhibit
February 20 - March 23, 2012 (Grand Junction, CO)


The Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery / Group Show
This event featured donated small-format works of art from around the world. Sales funded the establishment of the Art Department Endowment which will support a variety of programs at Colorado Mesa University, including visiting artists, exhibitions, and equipment purchases. Learn more about the Colorado Mesa University Art Department: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/art.
» Featured Work: Pharmakos (special edition)

 

Love
February 2-29, 2012 (Tuscaloosa, AL)


Alabama Art Kitchen / Group Show
To celebrate the month of February, the Alabama Art Kitchen (an art collective) hosted a love-themed show featuring works of art sent in from around the world. Their opening reception was a big hit with a make-your-own valentine station, red wine, and candy hearts. We wish we could have been there in person! Learn more about the Alabama Art Kitchen: http://alabamaartkitchen.wordpress.com.
» Featured Work: Cowboy (special edition)


Maps, Fauna, and Mountains
January - March, 2012 (Stehekin, WA)


Golden West Gallery / Group Show
Stehekin, WA, has been described as the most isolated community in the lower 48 United States: you can only get there by foot, boat, or air and they are over 50 miles away from the closest doctor or grocery store. What they do have is a post office, so the Golden West Gallery hosts a variety of "mail art" shows throughout the year to bring new artwork into their community. (How cool is that?) Learn more about this art show: http://stehekinmailart.weebly.com/maps-animals-mountains.html.
» Featured Works: Done Run Out, Cowboy, Lion Hunt, and Neverbird (special editions)

 

Canvas7 Art Premier
January 20, 2012 (Tampa, FL)


Element Warehouse / Juried Group Show
"Live Music. Killer Coffee. Local Art." The seventh annual CANVAS Art Premier had fierce competition to get into the show and MANDEM was honored to be among the 35 selected artists. Here's how the CANVAS event works (and we didn't know this ahead of time): Artists arrive to find an empty warehouse full of piles of used lumber and nails. Each artist must use these materials to construct an 8'x8' display for their art (without putting any nails in the walls or floors). This was exercise in creative problem solving for us, as well as an exercise in community building among the artists, and in the end there was free coffee, really decent live music, and thousands of art patrons. If we're selected again next year, we'll know to bring our tool belts! Learn more about this annual event: http://www.canvas813.com.

 

Postcards From the Edge
January 6-8, 2012 (New York, NY)


Cheim & Read Gallery / Group Show
Hosted by the wonderful nonprofit Visual AIDS, this was the 14th annual Postcards From the Edge benefit exhibit and it raised over $82,200. Over 1,100 art patrons visited the show and over 1,450 postcard-sized works of art were purchased. A unique feature of this show is that artists are not allowed to sign the front of the work, so while a complete list of participating artists is made available to all visitors, there's a gambling element for art collectors who may be paying $75 for a postcard by an extremely well-known artist... or for a postcard by a completely unknown artist. Learn about the Postcards from the Edge benefit and the fantastic work being done by Visual AIDS: http://www.thebody.com/visualaids/current/postcards2012.html.
» Featured Work: Her Brother's Keeper: Potnia Tauron (special edition)

 

Postcard Pinup Show
December 10, 2011 (Atlanta, GA)


MINT Gallery / Group Show
This annual art show event supports MINT, a non-profit organization in Atlanta dedicated to providing resources to Georgia's art communities. Participating artists get to select how much of their artwork sales will be donated to MINT; we donated 100% and we were honored at the show for this contribution. Learn more about MINT: http://mintatl.org.

 

Next to Last Armageddon
October 29, 2011 (Tallahassee, FL)


621 Gallery / Group Show
This was the 30th annual "Next to Last Armageddon" exhibit at 621 Gallery -- a Halloween tradition in the Tallahassee art community. Everyone attending the show is asked to come in costume and bring a flashlight because the spooky art is displayed in the dark while monster movies play in the theater section of the gallery. The story goes that this event was born when, decades ago, the gallery couldn't pay the electric bill and art patrons had to bring flashlights to see the art. This reminds us of how the German Expressionist film movement was born (re: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), and that makes this event even more awesome in our book. Learn more about this exhibit: http://www.621gallery.org/armageddon-exhibit.
» Featured Works: Ethernaut (24"x24"), Darkenwarg (12"x16"), Perimeter Guard (14"x17"), Endzeit (diptych: 17"x8" top, 17"x17" bottom)

 

Strozier Artbrary Fall Exhibit
October - December, 2011 (Tallahassee, FL)


Robert Manning Strozier Library at FSU / Group Show
Each semester, a selection of artistic works by Florida State University students, faculty, and staff are selected to be publically displayed for patrons of Strozier Library to enjoy. The exhibit is open to members of the public. Learn more at the Strozier Library website: http://www.lib.fsu.edu.
» Featured Works: Herr Drosselmeyer's Doll (22"x28"), Skin Horse (25"x32"), Allie's Battle (48"x27"), Inspector Hook (17"x22")

 

Unique and Unusual Art Show:
September, 2011 (Tallahassee, FL)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee (UUCT) / Group Show
This annual event features artwork by friends, members, and affiliates of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee. For three days, the sanctuary is transformed into a public art gallery featuring a diverse collection of artworks and fine crafts. This show holds a special place in our hearts because, years ago, it was the first art show to feature work by MANDEM. Visit the UUCT website: http://www.uutallahassee.org.

 

Unique and Unusual Art Show:
September, 2010 (Tallahassee, FL)


Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee (UUCT) / Group Show
While our publication list was significant, this event was our first physical art show, marking an important moment in the history of MANDEM. As we continue adding to our art exhibit experiences, we'll always remember that it started here.

 

MANDEM is a symbiotic pair of transdigital -punk artists, Maize Arendsee and Moco Steinman, working in both digital art and traditional art mediums such as oil painting, mische technique, mixed media, and acrylics. Our themes include: mythpunk and mythology; steampunk and alternative history; cyberpunk and human-animal-machine hybrids; gothic, horror, and dark fantasy; monsters and chimeras; and queer feminist art. Important visual influences include German Expressionism; influential sci-fi fantasy artists such as Brom and Giger, and traditional painters such as Maxfield Parrish, John Atkins Grimshaw, and the surrealist and visionary movements. Other influences include James Barrie (Peter Pan), Lewis Carroll, Lovecraft and other Gothic Victorian writers; Bertolt Brecht and epic theater (also theater of cruelty and theater of the absurd); Robert Graves, Mircea Eliade, and the great mythographers of the Gilded Age; Jungian philosophy; the ancient Greek and Roman poets — especially Euripides and Ovid; and epic modern myth-makers such as Tolkein, Clive Barker, Guillermo del Toro, George Romero, and Neil Gaiman. Our work has appeared in gallery shows and we have designed album or book art for the Cruxshadows ("Dreamcypher" and "Ethernaut"), Michael Schulman ("Home"), Abney Park ("Airship Pirates" RPG), and we designed the promotional art for the Dragon*Con 2012 Horror/Dark Fantasy Track.


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